Funding consultant

PNO Consultants - Nederland
Lisbon (PT)
to be defined
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 28, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Sobre a vaga

PNO Consultants is starting-up a new branch in Portugal. The branch will be fully focused on providing consultancy services related to supporting organizations in accessing European and National funding for R&D.


We are looking for a Senior Innovation and R&D Funding Consultant, with proven experience in Eu R&D funds both in the proposal structuring and in projects realization. The consultant shall also have extensive network of partners and organizations, capable of building relationships, expanding the business and securing deals with clients..


To succeed in this role you must be entrepreneurial, have a practical 'can do' mentality and a strong result focus. You have at least 8 years of experience in Eu and National R&D funds both in the proposal structuring and in projects realization. You have strong commercial capabilities and are apt at making connections and securing new deals.


We offer you the unique opportunity to be a part of a new team in the attractive emerging market. PNO’s extensive experience, expertise and resources - build up over 30 years in our operations throughout Europe - will be fully available to provide you and your team with a running start.


Main responsibilities

  • Develop and execute business development strategies towards strengthening PNO’s role in the European stakeholder communities
  • Acquire consultancy assignments with clients and prospects
  • Engage with main actors in the European landscape in the process of innovation and R&D
  • Manage and foster longer term relationships with PNO clients
  • Actively contribute to the preparation, submission and coordination of high-quality funding applications
  • Create synergies and share best practices with other PNO operations in the EU.


About you

  • Entrepreneurial mind- and skillset.
  • A completed university study.
  • Proven work experience in Eu and National R&D funds, with extensive network of partners and t and business development mindset
  • Experience in writing full proposals for European research and innovation projects (Horizon 2020, LIFE)
  • Experience in a position involving analyzing and the drawing up of reports/documents in Portuguese and English
  • Commercial sense with focus on relationship building.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Demonstrable affinity with technology, IT and/or innovation.


What’s on offer

  • A unique opportunity to be a part of a new team in the emerging market for funding consultancy.
  • Appealing working conditions.
  • A fantastic career opportunity within an international company.
  • Usage of a laptop and i-phone.
  • Becoming part of Europe’s leading grants & innovation consultancy.


About PNO Consultants

PNO Consultants is a leading pan-European consulting organization in the field of grants and innovation We help our clients to turn good innovation and investment ideas into reality. We have a strong focus on enabling both innovative companies and European innovation networks on the crossroads of academia, industry and public organizations. We offer advice while actively engaging in innovation processes. We do this in multiple sectors: from ICT, electronics, aeronautics and transport, to energy, environment, chemistry, biotech and health. PNO Consultants has around 400 employees, spread over 19 locations in Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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